The country's largest council is facing a legal bill of up to €300,000 after its failed challenge to the political standards watchdog.
An incredible instance of duplication and a waste of taxpayers' money,' says TD Michelle Mulherin.
The government fears that a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum could pose a threat to Ireland's low corporation tax rate.
Transport minister Leo Varadkar has said that he called for the penalty points controversy to be investigated by the Garda Ombudsman six months ago.
Minister of State Brian Hayes has warned that some lawyers see a new law to help building sub-contractors get paid as a lucrative cottage industry'.
Around 2,000 homeowners have complained about the installation of water meters since the nationwide rollout began last year.
Councillors will have their salaries and expenses cut off completely for six months if they keep engaging in disruptive behaviour at meetings.
Councillors are seeking to get laptops to help them cope with a surge in voter emails after the axing of town councillors.